Anime Reviews: Eureka Seven | ReelRundown
In Eureka Seven: AO, at the age of 30, Renton has grown at about six feet and leaner. and Ray had haunted him until he began his relationship with Eureka. The rest of the series focuses on Renton and Eureka's growing relationship and involves general themes of love, acceptance, and the tolls of war. It also involves . Eureka Seven is an anime series created and produced by Bones and directed by Tomoki The series was later picked up by Adult Swim for the United States market and began airing on April 15, Renton's relationship with the kids that call Eureka "Mama" worsens as he becomes the victim of multiple pranks.
Some characters like Holland's animosity with Renton are changed in personality or behavior. The symbolism is drastically different the anime showing lots of color and using heartfelt words like "love" and "emotion" frequently, while the manga has much dark imagery and lots of blood Certain characters die in the manga that do not in the anime Dominic for example. Many characters from the anime outright don't appear in the manga Lady Sakuya, Master Norb, Ray and Charles, many side characters and one-offs and one video game only character Ruri gains a prominent role in the main story line.
The relationship between Renton's family and the plot changes: Renton's grandfather Axel helps repair the Nirvash during the story, as well as being its builder. Renton's father Adroc is still a hero, but was also Holland and Dewey's personal mentor who got assassinated by Dewey as opposed to disappearing by stopping the Summer of Love Incident. Diane, Renton's sister, still leaves home and disappears but her relationship with Holland is practically non-existent and her ultimate fate is not revealed.
The Coralians are totally different between each media the anime points them as noble beings who want to live in peace with the people of the Earth, while the manga shows them as Eldritch Abominations hellbent on devouring planets The endings are totally different one very upbeat with a happy ending, the other extremely depressing with a much darker and sadder tone.
The beginning of "Pacific State," where they show what it would be like if the cast was on Earth before the scub came and surfed instead of lifted.
The fourth theme song is based around the song, prominently sampling a performance of it during the song's intro, choruses and outro. Eureka refers to it throughout the series as being male, but there are a couple times where other characters refer to it as female and when Nirvash finally speaks in the final episodes, it's with a clearly female voice.
Given its originsNirvash may not have a defined or set gender. Most of the flying vehicles. During "Shout to the Top! The latter barely even qualifies as a villain. The Beams, who aside from their Ax-Crazy behavior regarding Eureka, are decent people.
This show is a breeding ground for arc words. The Limit of Questions is actually based on real physics, though stylized. The implication is that there's such sheer informational density in the Scub Coral biomass that it would cause a black hole, which is scientifically plausible.
Hollywood Skydiving is both present and Averted; on the one hand people have conversations while falling in the climax, but on the other Giant Robot Hands Save Lives is averted in every instance as they match speeds before picking up falling people.
The revelation in the climax that the visible world is actually a shell kilometers thick above the actual Earth, made from Scub Coral, also includes atmosphere and sunlight below the ground. Justified in that Scub Coral can bend reality. Dewey Novak, to a lesser extent the Council of Sages. Hollandthough, is just a jerk. Generally based on the protagonist's group being outlaw rebels. Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: What humans and Coralians should do in order to avoid reaching the Limit of Questions, thereby destroying the universe.
Eventually it happens; partially. The Scub Coral split universes; one where humans live and one where they live, and one day they will communicate again. Some punks to drunk Talho in Vivid Bit. Renton's life seems to be doomed to drudgery until, one night, an emissary of the resistance group, the Gekkostate, lands on top of the garage in a mysterious white robot known as the Nirvash.
The pilot is a lovely young girl around Renton's age, and during their initial interactions he begins to fall for her. Renton eagerly joins the Gekkostate to escape his mundane existence, and soon finds himself swept up in the biggest adventure of his life. Rock-solid aesthetics; intriguing setting; memorable characters; a compelling story that goes out with a bang The Bad: Plot loses focus at times, dragging its feet all the while The Ugly: If there's anything that bugs me more than a bad anime, it's a good anime that grossly misuses its time.
Especially when it's already demanding a lot of it by the sheer virtue of its episode count. But before we dive in, let's get a little bit of history.
Anime Reviews: Eureka Seven
Eureka Seven is one of the many anime that has been featured on Adult Swim. Around the time it aired, I was just getting into college and I spent a couple years not really watching many new series. I certainly couldn't stay up until midnight like I did in high school, so this series just passed me by.
Honestly, the only reason I picked it up a decade later was by pure chance. I thought, "Y'know, this aired on Adult Swim, and I completely missed it. And it's got a good rating, so maybe I should check it out. Riding the Trapar waves can be done in giant mechs as well as by yourself, as long as you have a board and a good sense of balance!
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Eureka Seven is a pretty beloved show. What's it doing right? First of all, being a Bones production, it's no surprise that Eureka Seven looks nice, especially for being a decade-old show from the infancy of digital animation.
The mechanical designs are deliciously 80s, but with a lates twist. The giant mechs look like they came from the Gundam universe. In addition to their jet packs, they fly around in the sky on metallic surfboards, using the ionized atmosphere to create electrical lift.
It's a very cool visual. The characters themselves are quite varied in design, in both clothing and skin and hair color. There is the relatively normal-looking Renton and then there is Eureka with her crazy turquoise hair. In a surprise twist for a Japanese series, the main cast consists of no less than 3 black characters; Matthew, Hilda, and Gidget. You just don't see diversity like that in anime!
Nobody can criticize the Gekkostate for not being an equal-opportunity employer, that's for sure! When the crew went into a health craze, most of the members followed Gonzy doing various exercises to maintain health such as T'ai chi and eating healthy foods. It wasn't until towards near the end when the Gekkostate members wondered the fate of their world that Gonzy explains that the event they are witnessing is the "Second Summer of Love".
When Gonzy reveals that he knows about the Second Summer of Love, he opens both of his eyes concealed under his thick eyebrows during the entire series revealing the purple eyes of a human-form Coralian. Just as Holland and the crew realize the truth, Gonzy thanks them for a good time and disappears, leaving his clothing behind. He does not seem meant for the "blank slate" as Sakuya and Eureka, but rather as an educated observer.
It is unknown when or how Gonzy presumably communicated with the Scub Coral, or if he communicates only after his disappearance, but given his likely position and so influence as observer, it is very possible that he was partly responsible for the Command Cluster's decision to trust humanity namely Eureka, Renton, and those fighting at their side with, essentially, the saving of all life on the planet.
In the fourth manga book of the series he was revealed by Holland to be a former elder as opposed to sage as is used in the animeand, in addition to this, Holland calls him Gon Karmapa.
Primarily, he's Gekko's engineer and often is found around the core systems room when the ship is requires extra attention in powered flights or battles.
He's always immaculately dressed in a shirt, vest, and tie. He also has a calm, expert bearing, but he occasionally lets these mannerisms slip when something is mentioned that particularly excites him. Like Gonzy, he was originally a stowaway, but allowed to stay because of his talents. Bear's research and engineering theories.
He is modeled after Steve Jobs hence, "Jobs"one of the co-founders of Apple. He is the ship's hacker and maintains the ship's software. He and Jobs were originally stowaways aboard the Gekko, but they were invited to stay because of their technical skills.
He and Jobs tend to argue over how best to configure the Gekko's systems, since Woz insists on rewriting the control systems to compensate for every modification Jobs makes while Jobs asserts that the software is fully capable of supporting the changes. His hippy attitude and grunge attire are a deep contrast to Jobs, but they seem to maintain a strong friendship anyway. He is modeled after Steve Wozniak hence, "Woz"another of Apple's co-founders.
While on the bridge in action, Hap's job is to monitor trapar levels, though he is also there frequently at night trying to obtain intel on matters crucial to the Gekkostate. He is also one of Holland's childhood buddies since they were three years old, he assertsand played a key role in convincing Holland and his SOF team to desert.
He gained his nickname from his ever-present "happy smile".
Hap is very parsimonious when it comes to spending money and is also notably nonathletic. Her role is considered secondary and often she's featured relaying tactical data to crew or talking about relationship issues with Eureka. She is in a romantic relationship with Moondoggie. She is based on the titular character of the Gidget franchise. He is initially in charge of the LFO catapult systems and launch pads on board the Gekko, but later he becomes the ship's helmsman, replacing Talho when she has to leave the post, as he is the group's only other licensed pilot, it is also revealed that his real name is James Darren Emerson.
Moondoggie often has confidence issues when comparing himself to the other members of Gekkostate concerning his usefulness and importance as a member of the team, this is the main reason he volunteered to replace Talho at the helm of the Gekko. He is based on a character from the Gidget movies, TV shows, and novel.
The original Doggie was the boyfriend of the original Gidget and was a committed surf bum. Force[ edit ] The U. Serving under the Sage Council is Lieutenant Colonel Dewey Novakwho directed a special operations force called the SOF prior to his imprisonment at the beginning of the series.
Eventually, after being defeated numerous times from the Gekkostate and upon realizing Dewey's own actions, she betrays him for the Gekkostate. She later falls in love with her caretaker Dominic after saving him from certain death, having been convinced by Renton and Eureka to show her feelings for him. In its review of the series' second DVD, Anime News Network criticized Anemone's character design, calling it "silly and too-angular", but "a good match for her personality. He is assigned to Anemone to tend to her needs and monitor her physical and mental condition.
It's never explained why Dominic was promoted so fast, especially given his occasional naivete. There are men in the military far older than he is and yet of much lower rank, who often have trouble obeying his orders. Dominic is also aware that commanding officers give him a hard time following his orders for Dewey as they think he's still a kid.
Dominic is mainly a field officer, constantly working on investigations and field missions for Dewey. If he's not on the ground investigating or on covert missions, he's in the air tending to Anemone.
At one point, Dominic was ordered to investigate Renton's grandfather. Seeing how the Thurstons tend to have an effect on the world, Dewey wanted to gather more information from Renton's grandfather. After crashing his motorcycle, Dominic spent a day with Renton's grandpa and got to know him. After staying over the night to get his bike fixed, Renton's grandfather spoke to Dominic in a moving way to look after Renton like family, saying he considers Dominic family as well.
Dominic decides not to report the incident, but it is anyway, as Dewey had men watching Dominic's movements. Dewey never seems concerned about this fact, or Dominic's somewhat overt distaste for Dewey's methods, and in fact seems to consider Dominic to be a harmless but occasionally useful tool that can be safely ignored. Eventually Dominic turns away from Dewey after witnessing the sick human experiments used to create girls like Anemone. He joins up with the crew of the Super Izumo and Gekkostate in an attempt to stop Dewey and rescue Anemone.
Even though he acknowledges his love as one-sided, he goes out of his way to look out for Anemone. He even risks his life in an attempt to stop Anemone from interfering with Renton and Eureka, taking a small shuttle into a rapidly sealing hole that Anemone had used to reach them. Though unsuccessful, the act is enough to convince her to stop and for her to finally return his feelings.
After "Second Summer of Love", they are seen camping next to Dominic's bike. Dominic makes several brief appearances in TR2: New Vision, the events of which take place before the anime. He first shows up to tell 2nd Lieutenant Steven Bisson of Sumner and Moondoggie's connection to Gekkostate, and subtly chides him for losing track of Sumner in the first place.
Toward the end of the game, he leads the military fleet that arrives to attack Thundercloud tower, which had, by then, fallen under the control of Steven's renegade forces. His final appearance is after the credits, in which he silently and stoically watches as a KLF squadron is dispatched to Bellforest, presumably to hunt down Eureka and the Nirvash at the beginning of the series.
A bit of a running gag in Eureka Seven is Dominic's inability to use and understand maps.